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Great White Shark Cage Diving






























Once a sleepy fishing village, Hermanus is now a thriving destination for tourists from all over the world. Sitting on cliffs overlooking the stunning Walkerbay, it’s most famous for the Southern Right Whales which visit between July and December. Surrounded by mountains, stunning beaches, scenic walks, great restaurants, bars & cafes, it’s a beautiful town and has something for everybody. There’s plenty of things to keep you busy all year round, shark cage diving, sea kayaking, sunset cruising and awesome wine tasting close by in the famous Hemel ‘n Aarde Valley. Hermanus is well worth the slight detour of the N2, it’s considered one of the most beautiful towns in South Africa.


so, once in Hermanus….. what’s there to do?


Accommodation is serviced daily, beautifully decorated and well kept.
We have a variety of room types to suit every travelers needs,
whether you’re a backpacker traveling South Africa or a budget traveler looking for quality accommodation at affordable rates. We pride ourselves on providing clean, comfortable, vibey accommodation, serviced daily by our compliment of permanent staff.

Hayley & Braam

Hayley & Braam


Hermanus Backpackers is an owner-run lodge, Hayley & Braam have owned and run the place since 1999… with the help of their dedicated staff. Braam is a South African, Hayley is an Australian/Brit. Both have travelled extensively and even met while on the road, so can happily chat you to about the rigors of travelling life. They know what you need in a backpackers hostel and work hard to ensure that your stay with them is comfortable and enjoyable, trying their best to keep a happy mix between inexpensive and good quality.


Hermanus Backpackers

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